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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Name: AS121
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA42538
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 281
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 3
Benford Match: 0.037
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Datafile: UR1121

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired b y the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of them, see UR1097.
  2. By spacing, the khipu is separated into 2 parts. Part 1 consists of 10 subparts, each of which is 7 groups of 3 pendants. Each of the 70 groups has the same color pattern: W, B, W. Part 2 consists of 10 groups of 7 pendants each. The pendants in groups 1 and 10 are B, and those in groups 2-9 are BB.
  3. In part 1, all the pendants in the first 9 subparts are zero-valued (or blank). Similarly, in part 2, all the pendants in the first 9 groups are zero-valued (or blank).